Dr Mumbo

Presto – as innovative as catching a train



And so to the star-studded launch of Foxtel’s new Presto streaming service, where innovation and trains were two of the hot topics.

It was good of Channel V presenter Danny Clayton, the MC for the night, to deal with the elephant in the room:  “Very soon we’re going to be able to watch movies in bed! Basically what we’ve been doing for the last three years already, but now with the exciting service of Presto we can actually pay for the movies.”

During the speeches Foxtel CEO Richard Freudenstein said the executive team had been forced to catch the train from their North Ryde base into the city, because of the fire raging at the nearby Barangaroo site.

And new COO Rohan Lund, who has “already made his mark” after two months in the role, seized on his boss’ initiative to force a simile with that experience and the “challenger spirit” of the service, adding: “I think catching the train here on time shows that kind of innovative thinking.”


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